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Performance Fabrics and Military Applications

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jun 17, 2019 12:13:00 PM

Did you know that performance fabrics are used for a wide variety of products in the military, industrial, and agricultural industries? In the military, these specialty fabrics are used for clothing, gear, and other applications like in the lining of rockets. In the field, soldiers rely upon their gear to get them through a hot or cold day; having a performance fabric specially designed to manage body temperature can help them complete their missions or tasks.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics, Military Fabrics

Military Fabrics: Uses and Applications

Posted by Chad Twombly on May 20, 2019 12:13:00 PM

When you think of fabrics, you probably don’t think of the military. But, the military uses specialty fabrics for a variety of uses. In fact, the military uses specialty fabrics for more than just things like uniforms and tent fabric.

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Topics: Tent Fabric, Military Fabrics, Military Tents

Herculite Proud to Serve U.S. Military for Over 50 Years

Posted by Chad Twombly on Feb 4, 2019 12:11:00 PM

As a trusted partner of the military, Herculite’s military performance fabrics have been specified by every branch of the military and deployed all over the world. In fact, Herculite’s textiles have been used in every military conflict the United States has participated in since Vietnam. Here’s a quick list of ways the military uses Herculite’s fabrics:

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Topics: Performance Fabrics, Military Fabrics

Industrial Vinyl Fabric Solutions for Special Use Cases

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jan 26, 2018 3:03:00 PM

Finding high quality specialty fabrics isn’t always easy. When fabrics are applied for industrial, agricultural, or even military uses, quality and customization are two of the most important considerations. Simply looking for any industrial vinyl fabric manufacturer is not an option. It’s essential to find a company you can a trust. Herculite produces custom and specialty fabrics that meet a wide range of potential use cases. Their fabrics are also of the highest quality and can stand up to even extreme conditions.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

3 Business Strategies for Manufacturing to Boost Efficiency

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jan 17, 2018 2:35:00 PM

Manufacturers are always looking for ways to keep costs down while expanding revenue potential. To move in this direction, businesses need to take a hard look at which parts of their manufacturing process that are working and which need improvement. Businesses should examine everything from materials sourcing to production workflows to use of automation. This analysis can be useful in determining potential areas for increased efficiency.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

The Secret to Effectively Selling to Purchasing Managers

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jan 9, 2018 1:49:00 PM

The sales process continues to evolve, as prospects have greater access to information both on the web and through sharing product recommendations on social networks. In such a climate, it’s important to develop an approach that cuts through the noise by demonstrating a clear value proposition. While price remains an important factor in any sale, purchasing managers are increasingly looking at a variety of factors in making their decisions, including such areas as product sourcing and ethical concerns.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

How to Write a Value Proposition for Industrial Products

Posted by Chad Twombly on Jan 4, 2018 12:42:00 PM

How do you make your products compelling to your intended audience? The most successful businesses are able to develop value propositions that clearly lay out the benefits of their products and address how they solve specific problems. A value proposition should always keep the target customer in mind and demonstrate how your offering is both unique and better than competitors’ alternatives. In writing a value proposition for industrial products, it’s also important to understand the specific needs and concerns of relevant industries. Speaking their language ensures that the value proposition will resonate with them.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics

Opaque Fabric Uses: What Are they?

Posted by Chad Twombly on Dec 21, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Opaque materials do not allow light to pass through or penetrate them. For textiles, the measurement of opacity in the fabric refers to the percentage of light it blocks out. Think about completely opaque materials like blackout fabrics -- these provide absolute coverage from light. You might see these kinds of specialty fabrics used in wedding or party tents. But did you know that fabrics come in varying levels of opacity?

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Topics: Tent Fabric, Fabrics 101

Herculite's Industrial Fabrics Come in a Variety of Different Colors

Posted by Chad Twombly on Nov 30, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Artists use color palettes to create works of art. But when it comes to industrial fabrics - agricultural curtains, dry room enclosures, and more - the color is about more than just aesthetics, it’s functional.

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Topics: Performance Fabrics, industrial fabrics

PVC Vinyl Fabrics: What You Need to Know

Posted by Chad Twombly on Nov 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Choosing the right type of industrial fabric for your specific use can be challenging given the specific requirements of your desired use. Fortunately there are a a number of options, all with specific strengths and weaknesses. Some fabrics are highly durable, while others offer flexibility, others are inherently fire resistant, while others offer good abrasion resistance. Those inherent qualities might me that a fabric is good for the specific demands of the marine environment but not for aerospace.

However, off all the industrial fabrics currently available on the marketplace, only PVC vinyl fabrics offer the ability to have a variety of these characteristics making them suitable for a much wider range of different applications than other fabric options. 

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Topics: Performance Fabrics, About Herculite, Fabrics 101